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Subject: [OM] Subscription models run amuck
From: Mike Gordon via olympus <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 18:48:52 +0000 (UTC)
Cc: usher99@xxxxxxx
Well yesterday I heard of BMW's new plan to charge $18.00 per month to keep the 
seat warmers working!!!  Really??!!!!    I looked it up to be sure and indeed 
it was true--not yet implemented in US but they are thinking about it. There 
may be options to subscribe for a year ($180), three years ($300), or pay for 
“unlimited” access for $415.  Mind you the hardware is all there; it is just a 
software implementation.  Can you imagine missing a payment in New England in 
Jan with BMW sending an over the air signal to disable the feature and freezing 
your arse off??  Very Adobe like. 


Can you imagine paying north of 50K and having this happen?  I will not buy 
another Bimmer.

Today we get a message from this very fancy ranch (rather expensive to start) 
that they will provide a special gel pad enabled saddle for a daily 
subscription fee.  Mind you the daily rate on this place is already through the 
roof.  (not my first choice to go, but long story).  I would think tuchuses 
(Tuchi???)  of a certain age are entitled to certain considerations from the 
get-go and should not require an extra subscription.   Am I wrong??

 ASStounded, Mike
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